Hyundai Motor Group to pilot autonomous car-hailing Roboride service in Gangnam District

Hyundai Motor Group to pilot autonomous car-hailing Roboride service in Gangnam District


Hyundai Motor Group will pilot a RoboRide car-hailing service in Gangnam in Seoul, South Korea, using IONIQ 5 battery-electric autos (BEV) with in-house developed degree 4 autonomous driving expertise. The pilot RoboRide would be the first car-hailing service with autonomous driving autos to function in Gangnam, one of the crucial congested areas in metropolitan Seoul.

For the pilot service, the Group has obtained a short lived autonomous driving operation allow from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) of Korea. It’ll collaborate with Jin Mobility, a Korean startup working the factitious intelligence (AI)-powered car-hailing mobility platform ‘i.M.’.

Jin Mobility shall be in control of working the 2 IONIQ 5 RoboRide items on its i.M utility. The Group additionally plans to develop the pilot service, whereas additional creating autonomous driving expertise with consideration for numerous circumstances, resembling driving stability.

At Hyundai Motor Group, we’re creating degree 4 autonomous driving expertise primarily based on the internally developed Superior Driving Help System (ADAS), whose functionally and security are verified by means of mass manufacturing and profitable business launch. We anticipate this RoboRide pilot service shall be an necessary inflection level that can allow us to internalize autonomous driving expertise.

—Woongjun Jang, Senior Vice President and Head of the Autonomous Driving Heart of Hyundai Motor Group

By means of this pilot, the Group expects to gather helpful autonomous driving knowledge and plans to additional develop the extent 4 autonomous driving expertise to navigate safely and flexibly in difficult city environments.


To arrange for such a sophisticated driving atmosphere, the Group has additionally labored with Seoul Metropolitan Authorities to determine a system that may join visitors alerts with autonomous autos. It has additionally gathered copious driving knowledge since 2019 by testing autonomous driving in Gangnam space.

As well as, the Group will present an in-house developed distant car help system to make sure security. The system screens autonomous driving standing, car and route, and helps the journey with distant help features, resembling altering the lane beneath circumstances the place autonomous driving is just not possible. Primarily based on the extent 4 autonomous driving expertise, a RoboRide car will understand, make choices, and management its personal driving standing, whereas its security driver will solely intervene beneath restricted circumstances.

The RoboRide pilot service will function from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., from Monday to Friday, to reduce any attainable inconveniences on the highway. As much as three passengers will be on a journey, whereas a security driver shall be within the car to answer any emergencies. The Group plans to function an preliminary demonstration service for internally chosen personnel, after which develop the pilot service targets to normal prospects sooner or later.


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September 2022